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Big Bucks: The Press Your Luck Scandal

  • Documentary and factual
  • 2003
  • James P. Taylor Jr.
  • 83 mins

Summary

On May 19, 1984, an out of work ice cream truck driver from Southwestern Ohio broke the bank on CBS' hit game show of the mid-1980's "Press Your Luck" and made TV history by setting a record for the most money won by a contestant in one appearance on a daytime game show; A record which may have been long been surpassed with the Big-Jackpot game shows of today, but still stands strong as the biggest win in "Press Your Luck's" history. Was it brilliance? Was it cheating? And how did he do it? "Press Your Luck's" host and crew, the family of Michael Larson - the man who walked away with $110,237 in cash and prizes - and Michael's opponents from that fateful day gathered in Hollywood 19 years later to relive the events of that remarkable event in TV history.

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Credits

Cast

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Self - HostPeter Tomarken
SelfBob Boden
Michael LarsonJohn Mueller
SelfBill Carruthers
Teresa LarsonRyan S. Sands
SelfJanie Litras Dakan
Self - IntervieweeJames Larson
SelfMichael Larson
Self - ContestantKaren Martin
SelfEd Long

Crew

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DirectorJames P. Taylor Jr.
WriterJ.V. Martin
ComposerMark Leggett
EditorGreg Berg

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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